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UNI Gallery of Art to present 'David Delafield Retrospective'; curator to speak Sept. 4

August 14, 2003

Darrell Taylor, director, UNI Gallery of Art, (319) 273-6134
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The UNI Gallery of Art will present the 'David Delafield Retrospective' in the Kamerick Art Building from Aug. 25 through Sept. 19. UNI professor of art and exhibition curator Roy Behrens will present a lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, in the Art Auditorium (Room 111), and an opening reception will follow.

David Delafield, UNI emeritus professor of art, 'is a man who has worn many hats in his career: artist, professor, puppeteer, husband and father, and World War II bombardier,' said Behrens. 'Among his many distinctions are his time spent as a student of preeminent painter Hans Hoffman and gestalt theory proponent Hoyt Sherman, as well as a stint as an identification sketcher for the Cedar Falls Police Department. His works of art may be found throughout the Waterloo/Cedar Falls communities.'

The exhibition, lecture, and opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday; and, noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The gallery is located at the corner of Hudson Road and West 27th Street, on the main floor of the Kamerick Art Building. For more information, call (319) 273-3095 or visit

This retrospective, sponsored in part by a grant from the Community Foundation, is a collaboration that includes the Hearst Center for the Arts and the Waterloo Center for the Arts where artworks by David Delafield are currently on view. The Hearst Center for the Arts will present a 'Community Portrait,' from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

On Saturday, Sept. 6, all three arts centers will host a Progressive Gala that begins with wine and hors d'oeurves, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Hearst Center for the Arts, followed by a gourmet dinner at the UNI Gallery of Art, from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m.; and desserts, cocktails, and dancing at the Waterloo Center for the Arts from 9 to 11 p.m. For reservations, tickets, and further details on the gala, contact the Waterloo Center for the Arts at 291-4490, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.